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Name/Title
A zoophycos trace fossil in an oval siltstone concretion.
Accession No
TM2003.288

Name/Title
A mounted pūkeko specimen. The specimen has been mounted on a black wooden base in a walking pose.
Accession No
TM2003.143

A mounted yellow eyed penguin / hoiho standing erect on a black wooden Puke Ariki exhibition mount.
Accession No
TM2003.142

Name/Title
A dark grey fossilized whale vertebrae. It is the centrum from a lumbar vertebra from the lower back of a small to medium sized adult baleen whale. The vertebra has been bored by small pholad shellfish after the whale died. Erosion has resulted in a smooth surface.
Accession No
TM2002.100

Name/Title
A small round bird's nest made from thin strips of plant fibre/grasses and green sphagnum moss.
Accession No
TM2000.315

Name/Title
Part of a moa tarsometatarsus (leg bone) encased in papa. The bone is brown and the majority of it has broken off. The end of the tarsometatarsus where the claws attach is still intact.
Accession No
TM1998.139

Name/Title
A Shark's tooth, also known as Carcharodon megalodon. Tooth is triangular in shape and with a smooth shiny exterior. Lines run vertically over parts of the surface. Small pieces of grit and sand are evident in some of the grooves above the actual tooth part of the object. Slate grey in colour.
Accession No
TM.2003.107

A New Zealand Kingfisher mounted on a circular wooden base. On the reverse of the mount is a drilled circle for hanging the Kingfisher flat against a surface. It is standing on a protruding branch. The Kingfisher has a dappled white breast, green/blue head and wings, and black markings near the eyes and at the tips of the wings. It is perched on the branch with its head forwards, beak slightly open and wings closed.
Accession No
PA2004.216

Name/Title
A suspended Hawk. Beak closed and wings raised and open as if in flight. Feathers are predominantly brown with white across the nape, underneath wing feathers, and on tail feathers. Legs and upper beak have been painted yellow.
Accession No
PA2004.215

Name/Title
A mounted Hawk. Hawk is perched as if landed on a "V" forked branch that is attached to a circular wooden base. Its wings are open and beak slightly ajar. Brown plume with cream feathers at the top of the tail and nape. The underside of the wing feathers are also cream. The Hawk's legs and top of its beak are painted yellow.
Accession No
PA2004.214

Name/Title
Three fragments of coral from a coral "tree".
Accession No
A98.778

Name/Title
A fossilised oyster (Crassostrea ingens) shell. It is a large, thick, scaly, laminate shell.
Accession No
A98.777

Name/Title
A fossilised oyster (Crassostrea ingens) shell. It is a long, thick, scaly, laminate shell.
Accession No
A98.776

Name/Title
A large Nautilus fossil.
Accession No
A98.775

Name/Title
A male North Island Brown Kiwi ( Apteryx australis mantelli ) which is mounted in a standing position. The specimen is inside a wooden case with a Perspex front.
Accession No
A98.742

Name/Title
A male North Island Brown Kiwi ( Apteryx australis mantelli ) which is mounted on a piece of wood in a standing position.
Accession No
A98.741

Name/Title
Tui
A Tui (Prosthermadera novaeseelandiae) specimen mounted sitting on a branch. The specimen is boxed in a black wooden container with a Perspex front.
Accession No
A98.740

Name/Title
Icterus nigrogularis. Common name: Yellow Oriole.
A small bird. It is predominately yellow with a black throat, wings and tail. There is a small marking of black around each eye. The flight feathers are black with white tips. The beak is black and straight. The yellow has a slight orange tinge to it. The beak is slightly opened. The legs are stretched out towards the end of the tail.
Accession No
A98.736

Name/Title
A small bird of about 13cm from beak tip to tail. There is iridescent purple on the back starting from the head to tail. The major flight feathers are a light black, brownish colour. The underbelly is white. There is a small black patch directly under the head by the lower beak. The legs and beak are black.
Accession No
A98.735

Name/Title
Euplectes afer. Common name: Yellow-crowned bishop.
It is a small finch like bird. Predominately yellow and black. It has a yellow crown giving it its name. The throat is black and so is the belly and wings. The chest has a band of yellow. The beak is black and the legs are pale. It has a short tail with light black/grey flight feathers.
Accession No
A98.734

Name/Title
Coracina pectoralis: Synonym: Ceblepyris pectoralis. Common name: White-breasted cuckooshrike
A bird specimen. "Ceblepyris pectoralis..." is written on a tag attached to the leg. Possibly originally collected by William Swainson.
The bird is a grey colour. The back of the body and head of the bird is light grey and the flight feathers of the wings and tail is a dark grey/black colour. The underside belly is white.
The bird is preserved with wings closed and legs flat against the body. The beak is triangular and is broader than most birds of similar size.
Accession No
A98.732

Name/Title
Setophaga ruticilla. Common name: American redstart.
It is a small bird. It is predominately black with orange patches around the wings and base of the tail. The belly is white. This specimen is a male.
Accession No
A98.727

Name/Title
Dinopium benghalense. Common name: Black-rumped flameback woodpecker.
It has a bright golden yellow back. The head is black with red feathers, which when alive would stick up. The underbelly is white, dirty brown with black spots. The flight feathers are black with white spots. The tag around the leg says ' Brachylophius hemipodius (Picus Bengalensisa Auct.), (No74_ India. The identification is possibly a synonym.
Accession No
A98.724

Name/Title
A small bird possibly of the Regulus genus. It is one of the crest or kinglet species. No information on the specimen about where it was actually collected. It is a small yellow-green bird. It has a lighter underside than the back.
Accession No
A98.723

Name/Title
Paradisaea minor (Lesser bird of paradise). An unmounted Bird of Paradise specimen.
Accession No
A98.716
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